Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji’s Shravanabelagola Mangala Pravesha

Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), November 18, 2013: The Mangala pravesha of His Holiness Swasti Sri Bhattakalanka Bhattarakha Swamiji of Swadi (Sonda) Jain Mutt to Shravanabelagola was held on Monday November 18, 2013. His Holiness Swamiji was welcomed with poorna kumbha and women carrying mangala kalashas on their head. He was taken in a procession to […]

‘Prakrit Jnanbharati International Awards’ for 2010 & 2011 Bestowed

Berlin (Germany), October 19, 2013: The Bestowal ceremony of the Prakrit Jnanbharati International Award for the year 2010 and 2011 took place in Berlin,capital city of  Germany, on October 19, 2013. The 2 awardees, Prof.Christine Chojnacki from France, and Prof.Johannes Bronkhorst from Switzerland, were present. The Award ceremony started with the pre-recorded message of paramapujya […]

Shruta Panchami Celebrations at Shravanabelagola

Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), June 10, 2013: Acharya Dharasena who inherited the the teachings of Lord Mahavira exhorted upon two learned Jain Acharyas. Acharya Pushpadantha and Acharya Boothabali compiled and documented this Jaina Siddantha in Prakrit language and called them as Shatkandagama. This was completed on the jyeshta panchami day.This day was called as ShrutaPanchami. […]

Manikya Keerthiji to be Sonda’s next Bhattarakha

Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), January 16, 2013: Vichara Patta Kshullakha Sri Manikya Keerthiji will be the next Bhattarakha of Sri Bhattakalanka Peetha of Sri Digambar Jain Mutt, Sonda (also called as Swadi in Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka). This was announced formally at a function held at Shravanabelagola by His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji […]

Kshamavani Celebrations at Shravanabelagola

His Holiness Swasti Sri Charukeerthi Bhattaraka Swamiji inaugurating the procession. A glimpse of the procession. Shravikas (women) involved in the procession. Shravanabelagola (Hassan District, Karnataka), September 30, 2012: As part of the conclusion of the 10 days Dashalakshana Parva celebrations & Kshamavani a procession was organised at Shravanabelagola. The procession included the silver chariot, Silver […]

Workshop on Manusrcipts at Shravanabelagola

Shravanabelagola (Karnataka), February 15: A manuscripts workshop has been organised by the National Institute of Prakrit Studies and Research (NIPSAR), Shravanabelagola in coordination with National Mission for Manuscripts, Government of India has organised a 21 days workshop at Shravanabelagola. The workshop scheduled to be held from March 1-21, 2012 aims at training the participants about […]


Timings – 6.30 am to 5.30 pm (entrance at the steps) The smaller hill known locally as Chikkabetta rises about 175 feet above the plain and is 3,052 ft above the level of the sea. In the old inscriptions it is designated as Katavapra in Sanskrit and as Kalvappu or Kalbappu in Kannada. A portion […]


Good accommodation facilities are provided at Shravanabelagola by the Jain Mutt. One can reach out to the accommodation office (Vindyananda Yatrinivas) at Shravanabelagla and make accommodation bookings at the following nos.: 08176 257226 or 08176 257235. Reception – +91 08176 257131 / +91 9448544245 Accommodation – +91 08176 257258 / +91 7411948194


Shravanabelagola is situated in 12°-51′ north latitude and 76°-29′ east longitude. 13 Kms to the south-east of Channarayapatna in the Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan district of Karnataka state. It is at a distance of 51 KM south-east of Hassan, the district centre. It is situated at a distance of 12 Km to the south from […]


Contact Details at Shravanabelagola General Enquiries – 91 08176 257235. Pooja Enquiries – 91 08176 257281, from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm. Accommodation Enquiries/Bookings – 91 08176 257258. Chief Secretary – 91 08176 257226.

Around Shravanabelagola

Places of Jain Interest – There are many other Jain places of interest around shravanabelagola; these include Kerekodi Jakalamma, Padmavathi Cave, Kambadahalli, Bekka, Bastihalli, Shanthigrama, Hongere and Jinanathapura. Tourist Places – Haebìdu, Belur. Padmavathi Cave Bastihalli Bekka Jinanathapura Kambadahalli  


Shravanabelagola in all has 28 Jain temples that are spread across the town and the two hillocks. These are all maintained by the S.D.J.M.I. Managing Committee. Regular poojas are conducted by the Jaina priests appointed by the Jain Mutt at all the temples as per Jain rituals. In addtion to the Nitya Pooja offerings devotees […]


Shravanabelagola occupies a unique and prominent place as an abode of innumerable Jain temples of Digambara sect in south India since 5th century. In addition to its archaeological and religious importance the artistic and antiquarian richness of the place has merited it immensely. It has derived its name Belagola from two Kannada words bel means […]


Timings – 6.30 am to 5.30 pm (entrance at the steps) The larger hill known as Indragiri or Doddabetta rises about 470 feet above the plain at its foot and is 3,347 feet above the sea level. It is ovoid in shape, its long diameter being perhaps a quarter of a mile. It is also […]


About eight hundred odd inscriptions which the Karnataka Archeological Department has collected at the place are mostly Jaina and cover a very extended period from 600 to 1830 A.D. Some refer even to the remote time of Chandragupta Maurya and also relate the story of the first settlement of Jains at Shravanabelagola. That this village […]

Deriving of the Name

Shravanabelagola or the white pond of the Sravana or the Jain monk is so named with reference to the colossal Jain image of the place and its prefix Shravana also serves to distinguish it from other Belgolas with the prefixes Hale and Kodi. The derivation of the word ‘Belagola’ appears to have been from the […]


Shravanabelagola is at a distance of 51 Kms south-east of Hassan, the district centre. It is situated at a distance of 12 Km to the south from the Bangalore-Mangalore road (NH-48), 78 Kms from  Halebidu, 89 Kms from Belur, 83 Kms from Mysore, 233 Kms from Mangalore, 17 Kms from Hirisave and 157 Kms from […]


Sri Jain Math and Digambar Jain Dharmashala Vidyananda Nilaya Address – Sri Jain Math and Digambar Jain Dharmashala Vidyananda Nilaya, Guest House, Shravanabelagola, Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Phone No. – 91 08176 257258 Type of Rooms Available – Double Rooms, Double Rooms with A/C, Suite Rooms, Dormitory. Additional Nos. Reception – +91 08176 257131 / +91 […]

Bhandari Basadi

It is the largest temple seen in the town at Shravanabelagola and is built at different stages in different times. It measures 266 feet X 78 Feet. It bears Garbagriha, Antarala, Sabhamantapa and Mukha Mantapa constructed in simple architectural style. There is a long row of 24 prophets of 3 feet height in Kadgasana filling […]

Jain Math and Mathada Basadi

– Article by Dr. H.A. Parshwanath The Panchaparameshti Basadi or the Danashale basadi near the entrance to Akkana Basadi enshrines the Pancha-parameshthi group. The five panchaparameshtis are the Jinas, Siddhas, ACharyas, Upadhyas and the Sadhus. Jain mutt is a place where the propagator and the server of Jainism lives and under whose guidance the religious […]

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